Lunar Calendar 2020Regular price $25.00 Sale price $20.00 Save $5.00
Size: 11” x 14”
Medium: Silver screen print on Indigo Blue Canson 98 lb Acid Free Paper.
Screen printing is a process by which ink is pushed through a stencil on a mesh screen. There may be some variance between individual calendars. This year calendars were printed by Barrel Maker Printer in Chicagoland.
How to Read your Lunar Calendar
The calendar shows the moon phases for the year 2019. The exact dates for the phases are given in Central American Standard Time (Chicago Time) and therefore can differ by a day at the place where you live.
Each calendar comes with a separate sheet that indicates instructions for reading. There are symbols for the phases of the moon. The symbols for Full, New, and Half moons are marked with a date. Trace each symbol up to the date above it to see when that moon phase happens in the month. Each hash mark on the inner ring symbolizes one day. Hash marks with dots over them are Sundays.
The second to outer ring is a zodiac key that shows the dates of western astrology sun signs. There are symbols on the calendar for specials dates.
Full Moon with a circle - Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Larger circle for Full Moon: Supermoon
Sun - Summer Solstice
Snowflake - Winter Solstice
Flower - Spring (vernal) Equinox
Leaf - Fall (autumnal) Equinox
January 3-4: The Quadrantid Meteor Shower The Quadrantid meteor shower runs from January 1-5 and peaks on January 3-4. At its peak, look for up to 40 meteors per hour radiating from the constellation Bootes. Also in January: 1/10 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.
February 9: Supermoon The Moon will be full at its closest approach to Earth and will look larger and brighter than usual. This is the first of four Supermoons in 2020. Also in February: 2/10 Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation
March 24: Venus at Greatest Eastern Elongation The planet Venus will be at its greatest eastern elongation from the Sun, making it brighter and easier to view. Look for it in the western sky after sunset. Also in March: 3/24 Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation
April 22-23: Lyrid Meteor Shower The Lyrid meteor shower runs from April 16-25 and peaks on April 22-23. At it’s peak, look for up to 20 meteors per hour radiating from the constellation Lyra, best viewed after midnight.
May 6-7: Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower The ETA Aquarids meteor shower runs from April 19-28 and peaks May 6-7. At it’s peak, look for up to 60 meteors per hour radiating from the constellation Aquarius, best viewed after midnight.
June 21: Annular Solar Eclipse An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is too far away from Earth to completely cover the Sun, resulting in a ring of light around the darkened Moon. The eclipse path will travel through central Africa, Saudi Arabia, northern India, southern China, and the Pacific Ocean. A partial eclipse will be visible throughout most of eastern Africa, the Middle East, and southern Asia. Also in June: 6/4 Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation, 6/5 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.
July 24: Jupiter at Opposition & July 20: Saturn at Opposition Both Jupiter and Saturn will be at opposition in July, meaning they will be at their closest approach to earth and fully illuminated by the Sun. They will be brighter and more visible than any other time of the year. Also in July: 7/28-7/29 Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower, 7/4 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
August 12-13: Perseid Meteor Shower The Perseid meteor shower runs July 17-August 24th and peaks August 12-13. This extraordinary meteor shower produces up to 60 bright meteors per hour radiating from the constellation Perseus. Also in August: 8/13 - Venus at Greatest Western Elongation
September 11: Neptune at Opposition Neptune will be at its closest approach to earth with its face fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and visible for the entire night.
October 21-22: Orionid Meteor Shower The Orionid meteor shower runs from October 2-November 7 and peaks October 21-22. At it’s peak, look for up to 20 meteors per hour radiating from the constellation Orion. Also in October: 10/1 Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation, 10/13 Mars at Opposition, 10/21 Blue Moon, 10/31 Uranus at Opposition
November 17-18: Leonid Meteor Shower The Leonid meteor shower runs from November 6-30 and peaks November 17-18. At it’s peak, look for up to 15 meteors per hour radiating from the constellation Leo. Also in November: 11/4-11/5 Taurids Meteor Shower, 11/10 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation, 11/30 - Penumbral Lunar Eclipse December 13-14:
Geminid Meteor Shower The Geminid meteor shower is considered by many to be the most dramatic shower to view. It runs from December 7-17 and peaks December 13-14. At it’s peak, look for up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour radiating from the constellation Gemini. Also in December: 12/14 - Total Solar Eclipse visible in parts of southern Chile and southern Argentina, 12/21 Rare Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn